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Russian volunteer chief Elizaveta Glinka among leading promising politicians

February 03, 2015, 14:23 UTC+3

The third edition of the rating for the period between the end of November 2014 and the end of January 2015 is developed by the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Research

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Head of Fair Aid Fund Elizaveta Glinka

Head of Fair Aid Fund Elizaveta Glinka

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MOSCOW, February, 3. /TASS/. A member of the State Duma Olga Batalina, the secretary of Public Chamber and co-chairman of Russian Popular Front Alexander Brechalov, and the head of Fair Aid Fund Elizaveta Glinka are on the top of the list of promising politicians, composed by the fund of the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Research.

Later today, the Institute will publish the third edition of the “Rating-2016” that covers the period between the end of November 2014 and the end of January 2015. The research evaluates the activity and the effectiveness of public social and political figures that are considered promising politicians to participate in the State Duma elections in 2016, either representing a parliamentary constituency individually or through party list system as competent politicians.

Top-3 and top-10

The three leaders of the rating have remained the same, but the order has changed. The last edition was led by a member of the Presidential Council for human rights Elizaveta Glinka, the chief of the Committee for Labor, Social Work and Veterans’ Affairs and a new chairman of the Council of the United Russia Supporters Olga Batalina.

Russian Human Rights Ombudsman Ella Pamfilova, Business Ombudsman Boris Titov and writer Zahkar Prilepin have remained in top-10, having taken the 5-th, the 8-th and the 10-th places respectively.

For the first time, the chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security and the Fight against Corruption, a member of the United Russia Irina Yarovaya (the 4-th place), the secretary of the General Council Presidium of the United Russia Sergey Neverov (7) and the chief of the Committee for Budget and Taxes, also a member of the United Russia Andrey Makarov (9) are in top-10.

From increase to decline

Thirty-five federal and regional social and political figures have been designated by experts in the category “On the rise”. Forty-three figures are in the category “Stable position”. Twelve active politicians are in the group “In the decline” that reflects a negative change of their political situation, experts explain.

“There will appear the category “Upcoming” starting from the third edition of the 'Rating-2016' because of the promotion of the public policy sphere in Russia,” the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Research reports. The group includes bright political personalities that are not in top-100, but whose public activity is growing sweepingly. Among members of this group there are municipal deputee of Schukino Moscow’s district Maxim Kats, the leader of the “Party Action” and the chief executive of Agromash company Konstantin Babkin, members of the United Russia Nikolai Pankov and Mihkail Terentyev, a member of the Public Chamber, the chief executive of the project “Vanechka” for adoption of orphan children Yulia Zimova.

Party rating

According to the experts of the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Research, in new edition of the “Rating-2016,” position of United Russia’s members has been much strengthened (there are 4 members of this party in top-10). “It is explained by a proactive position of the party in elaboration of a plan for the fight against economic crisis and public confidence in realization of social measures,” the draftsmen of the rating explain.

Moreover, the researchers mention growing public influence of business associations dealing with small and medium business problems (3 business representatives in top-20).

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